So what I've been working on lately... although very slowly... is an avatar page that will be accessable from the user control panel. The page should be able to list the avatars publically available for use, and let the user pick one. Also, I'll try to implement some kind of avatar upload feature.
University has kept me unproductive on some of the projects I do on the site, but hopefully this will be done by the end of the week.
Although I should add that I have been known to procastinate quite a lot :-)